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Richard “Dickie” Howze chats in the hallway between sessions of the National Association of State Chief Information Officers’ annual conference in Louisville, Kentucky, on Oct. 10, 2022. (Colin Wood / Scoop News Group)

Longtime Louisiana employee and first statewide CIO Dickie Howze has retired

Richard "Dickie" Howze, who led Louisiana's first consolidated IT department over the past decade, stepped down as the state welcomed a new governor.
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From left, Utah CIO Alan Fuller, North Carolina CIO Jim Weaver and acting Illinois CIO Brandon Ragle discuss the widespread fraud against COVID-19 relief funds at the NASCIO midyear conference in Oxon Hill, Md. (Colin Wood / Scoop News Group)

NASCIO updates mission for first time in 20 years

The National Association of State Chief Information Officers made some tweaks to its vision statement and goals, but the group's president said the changes are more than…
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Tennessee Chief Information Officer and National Association of State CIOs President Stephanie Dedmon opens the group’s conference on Oct. 9, 2023 in Minneapolis. (Colin Wood / Scoop News Group)

Generative AI, financial models top of mind for state CIOs in NASCIO’s annual survey

The National Association of State Chief Information Officers published the results of its 2023 annual survey, which included questions about emerging technologies, financial models, cybersecurity and IT…
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A smartphone displays the ChatGPT logo in Washington, D.C., on March 15, 2023. (Getty Images)

Georgia planning generative AI summit in Atlanta

Georgia Chief Information Officer Shawnzia Thomas said an upcoming AI summit is going to be a "huge" event with attendees from around the country.